Atiku Abubakar

Earlier today, November 24th 2017, former Vice-President of Nigeria made headlines after announcing his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Atiku had joined the APC in 2014, and contested in the party's primaries in December of that year, but lost out to President Buhari.

For many, Atiku's resignation comes as no surprise as there had been indications of his disgruntlement with the party.

Most recently, the Waziri Adamawa was missing from an APC caucus meeting in Abuja last month, triggering suspicions that his exit from the party was imminent.

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In his resignation letter, Atiku accused the APC of instituting a regime that promoted "a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it produced."

He further referred to the party as a dying one owing to the absence of the youth in the government's federal cabinet, and on this note was choosing to leave "after due consultation with my God, my family, my supporters and the Nigerian people whom I meet in all walks of life".

Expectedly, Nigerians have since taken to Twitter to react to the news of Atiku's exit from the party, ranging from cynical to downright hilarious.

Check out some of the reactions below.

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Then there was congratulations from politicans on the other side of the political divide:

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